Responses for show #4858 - Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Contestants

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Susan Klak, a teacher from Plainfield, Illinois

Jeff Pandin, a history teacher from Alexandria, Virginia

Diane Mettam, a pastor from Independence, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,400)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

"O" TOWN
TENNIS, ANYONE?
COMMON BONDS
AVIATION FIRSTS
THE SMALL STUFF
ENDS WITH 2 VOWELS
    $200 3
Orlando

Jeff
    $200 11
Pete Sampras

Jeff
    $200 16
pizza

Jeff
    $200 26
Lindbergh

Diane
    $200 1
an ant

Susan
    $200 21
a studio

Diane
    $400 4
Oakland

Jeff
    $400 12
(Susan: Who is Venus Williams?)

Serena Williams

JeffSusan
    $400 17
a machine

Susan
    $400 27
a glider

Susan
    $400 2
a grain

Jeff
    $400 22
(Jeff: What is Roquefort?)
(Diane: What is bleu?)

brie

DianeJeffSusan
    $600 5
Orleans

Jeff
    $600 13
(Diane: Who is Jennifer Capriati?)

Monica Seles

Diane
Triple Stumper
    $600 18
giants

Diane
    $600 28
a balloon

Jeff
    $600 8
(Alex: And that would be [*], still good stuff.)

sevruga

Triple Stumper
    $600 23
boogie-woogie

Diane
    $800 6
Oak Park

Susan
    $800 14
Ivan Lendl

Jeff
    $800 19
things that are cut

Jeff
    $800 29
Lake Erie

Susan
    $800 9
a mote

Jeff
    $800 24
oboe

Susan
    $1000 7
(Diane: What is Obergammerau?)
(Susan: What is Odense?)
...
(Alex: Diane, you were on the right track, but you flipped a couple of the syllables. It's [*], not "Obergammergau".)

Oberammergau

DianeSusan
Triple Stumper
    $1000 15
(Jeff: Who is Kournikova?)

(Maria) Sharapova

JeffSusan
    $1000 20
a handle

Diane
    $1000 30
Virginia

Jeff
    $1000 10
nanotechnology

Susan
    $1,500 25
(Susan: What is Genoa?)
(Alex: No. You always hear the name of the city with the saint. St. Anthony of [*], [*].)

Padua

Susan

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Diane Jeff Susan
-$1,600 $2,800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Diane Jeff Susan
$600 $5,000 $2,900

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE SEVENTH SEAL
(Alex: Sounds biblical, doesn't it?)
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
THE SERPENT'S EGG
PERSONA
HOUR OF THE "WOLF"
INGMAR BERGMAN
    $400 16
(Susan: What is Jupiter?)

Uranus

DianeSusan
    $400 1
War and Peace

Susan
    $400 23
the king cobra

Susan
    $400 6
Madame Curie

Susan
    $400 11
Wolfgang

Susan
    $400 18
Ingrid Bergman

Jeff
    $3,000 17
(Alex: And Diane, before I ask you to make your wager, we have a change in score. Good news for you, Susan--although none of the American dictionaries list "wolfbane", the Oxford does, and so we're going to credit you with a correct response, and that will augment your score up to... $7,700, so you're now in third place, Diane.)
(Diane: Ah, that makes a big change, doesn't it?)
(Alex: Well, you still have to catch Jeff.)
(Diane: I know!)
...
(Diane: What is July?)
...
(Alex: First century. Remember, it changed later.)
(Diane: No, I knew Augustus added... I wasn't... sure, earlier.)

September

Diane
    $800 2
(Alex: You picked the right one.)

Sense and Sensibility

Susan
    $800 24
body heat

Susan
    $800 7
(Henry) Hudson

Diane
    $800 12
a wolf whistle

Jeff
    $800 20
tax evasion

Triple Stumper
    $1200 19
(Diane: I know my Beatles.)

"Eight Days A Week"

Diane
    $1200 3
(George) Eliot

Susan
    $1200 25
(Diane: What is Asia?)
(Susan: What is Africa?)

Australia

DianeSusan
Triple Stumper
    $1200 8
(Hermann) Rorschach

Jeff
    $1200 13
Wolf Trap

Diane
    $1600 21
(Jeff: What is Hokkaido?)

Honshu

Jeff
Triple Stumper
    $1600 4
Wuthering Heights

Diane
    $1600 27
a cottonmouth

Diane
    $1600 9
(Diane: Who is Solomon?)

Absalom

DianeJeff
    $1600 14
(Paul) Wolfowitz

Jeff
    $2000 22
trial by jury

Jeff
    $2000 5
Becky Sharp

Diane
    $2000 26
(Susan: What is a mambo?)
...
(Alex: Oh, once again, you changed just one letter. It's not a mambo, it's a black or green [*].)

the mamba

Susan
Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
Dreyfus

Jeff
    $2000 15
(Susan: What is wolfbane?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; reversed before Daily Double on the basis of an OED entry]

wolfsbane (wolfbane later accepted)

JeffSusan
    $2000 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Cries and Whispers

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Diane Jeff Susan
$3,600 $15,000 $5,700
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

WOMEN IN POLITICS
(Alex: What's Big Sky Country? Montana. Who is from Montana? Who is elected early?)
...
(Alex: [To Diane] You were thinking of Margaret Smith?)
...
(Alex: The first woman elected to Congress.)
DianeWho is Smith?
$3,500
SusanWho Belle Star?
$1,600
JeffWho was Jenette Rankin?
$3,000
Jeannette Rankin

Final scores:

Diane Jeff Susan
$100 $18,000 $4,100
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Diane Jeff Susan
$6,600 $15,000 $7,200
12 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
3 W
17 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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